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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends


Theresa Breslin Illustrated by Kate Leiper

176 pp.  
8 1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: Color

Floris Books

Hardcover

$24.95
Published:  October 2019

978-1-78250-595-2




Dark dragons, ghostly pipers, rude goblins and sly wizards—discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland.

This highly anticipated book is the latest volume of much-loved Scottish tale treasuries by Carnegie award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper.

Explore secret passages beneath Edinburgh Castle, search for the mysterious monster of Glamis, capture the faery flag of Dunvegan, joust with knights at Stirling Castle, and swim with the selkie of Eilean Donan in this sumptuous collection of tales from iconic Scottish castles. Read much-cherished and little-known legends, each illuminating the character and history of its castle, and all brilliantly retold and beautifully illustrated to amuse, thrill, and enchant readers of all ages.

A wonderful gift, this is a stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime, bringing history, place and story alive for children, parents, and grandparents alike.

  • CONTENTS:

  • The Ghostly Piper of Edinburgh Castle
  • The Mysterious Monster in the Castle of Glamis
  • The Redcap Goblin of Caerlaverock Castle
  • The Faery Flag of Dunvegan Castle
  • The Wizard of Stirling Castle
  • Doe Not Vaken Sleiping Dogs (Craigievar Castle)
  • The King’s Three Questions (Moot Hill and Scone)
  • The True Story of the Loch Ness Monster... (Castle Urquhart)
  • Meg with the Muckle Mouth (Elibank Castle and Abbotsford)
  • The Selkie Girl and the Otter King (Eilean Donan Castle)
  • Tale End (Bothwell Castle)
  • Glossary

Praise for An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures:

  • “A delightful and varied collection of stories from all over Scotland. Theresa Breslin's style is so compelling and chatty that you feel she is sitting in the room with you, telling you her favorite tales of kelpies and brownies, talking birds, sheepdogs, and selkies. Kate Leiper's illustrations are stunning. This is a beautiful book that will be treasured by children in Scotland and far afield.” —Julia Donaldson, Children's Laureate


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